Factors associated with site of death: a national study of where people die.

@article{Weitzen2003FactorsAW,
  title={Factors associated with site of death: a national study of where people die.},
  author={Sherry Weitzen and Joan M. Teno and Mary Fennell and Vincent Mor},
  journal={Medical care},
  year={2003},
  volume={41 2},
  pages={323-35}
}
OBJECTIVES Recent public attention has focused on quality of care for the dying. Where one dies is an important individual and public health concern. MATERIALS AND METHODS The 1993 National Mortality Followback Survey (NMFS) was used to estimate the proportion of deaths occurring at home, in a hospital, or in a nursing home. Sociodemographic variables, underlying cause of death, geographic region, hospice use, social support, health insurance, patients' physical limitations, and physical… CONTINUE READING